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Downtown Wilmington

Building History: 5th Avenue Methodist Church

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video It's a beautiful church with art and architecture reaching back to the 1800s. 5th Avenue Methodist Church welcomes you, and we welcome them in this week's Building History. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New bus company to offer late-night routes between downtown, UNCW

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videoA new bus company is trying to get more people downtown and says it's willing to go the extra mile to get you there. The new company Wilmington Transit is still in the planning stages, but founders say the route will be up and running by the end of March. Full story...
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CFPUA issues boil water advisory

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video The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority wants to remind you about tonight's water shutdown and precautionary boil water advisory. Full story...
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CFCC Service Learning Fair good exposure for students

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Cape Fear Community College students will be able to find out about a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in the local area at the CFCC Service Learning Fair tomorrow. Full story...
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New route means record crowd for MLK Day Parade

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video The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade had a new look this year, as the route headed downtown for the first time ever. Full story...
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Bar employees rescue man from early-morning fire

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videoA fire broke out around 1:30 this morning in an apartment above a Downtown Wilmington bar. When two bar employees heard the alarm, instead of running away, they ran to help. Full story...
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'Bring it! Downtown' showing signs of success

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video Members of Wilmington's "Bring it! Downtown" campaign say the last six months were a success. The group told City Council this morning it surpassed benchmarks from council while increasing membership from 42 to 71. Full story...
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Bourbon St. restaurant opens downtown

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The transformation of the space at 35 N. Front St., formerly the bright and airy home of Caffé Phoenix, is impressive. Carnival masks, beads and plenty of other Crescent City trappings are unapologetically scattered throughout, creating an undeniably festive vibe. Full story...
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Fire sparks inside Wilmington apartment with occupant inside

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A fire sparked in the kitchen of Firebelly Lounge in downtown Wilmington early Monday morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free rides put Cartmen out of business

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videoA donation-based transportation business has closed up shop, but what will that mean for safety in downtown Wilmington? Full story...
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Building History: Winnie's Tavern

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video It's a landmark down by the dock, with trucks, trains and ships there are plenty of hungry people, at lunch time they head to Winnie’s tavern. This isn't Winnie although a lot of people think she is. Jeannie Johnson has run the tavern for a while. Full story...
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Christmas shopping boom to downtown Wilmington economy

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videoEarlier this month, we told you about obstacles facing downtown retailers. Today, many said the holiday season has brought a boom to business. Full story...
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Community comes together to mourn loss of student

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videoA week after 19-year-old CFCC student Josh Proutey was murdered in downtown Wilmington the community continues to mourn. Today, counselors offered their support at a public grief forum. Counselors hope this afternoon's forum will be the first step in the healing process. Full story...
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Building History: Tuscany

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videoAmong his many talents, Chris Wilson is a student of history. His home Tuscany on Fifth avenue is historic and a work of art. Chris and his wife Kathy acquired the home just a few years back and started a major renovation. Full story...
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Community Arts Center performance honors murder victim's memory

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video19-year-old Joshua Todd Proutey was shot and killed leaving work at the Hannah Block Second Street Stage Thursday night. Today, the Thalian Association Children's Theater went ahead with its performance to honor his memory. Full story...
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